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Chief Executive's Office, Executive Officer

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£43,734 to £46,578
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/10/2018 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Chief Executive’s Office

Executive Officer

£43,734 - £46,578

A high-profile opportunity has arisen at the heart of Waltham Forest’s Chief Executive’s Office

Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family and start a business, and in case you haven’t heard we are also the first London Borough of Culture in 2019. 

All this means that the organisation is working at a fast -pace to ensure we deliver thought-through and targeted services for our residents as well as developing our exciting plans to be in the spotlight for 2019 and beyond.

This role sits within the Chief Executive’s Office and to say you’ll need to keep many plates spinning would be an understatement. We’re looking for someone who can manage a diverse range of projects on behalf of our Chief Executive, while keeping him up to date with internal developments and the latest goings-on externally, both in London and nationally. No two days will be the same, so it’s essential that you’re a self-starter, naturally curious, and comfortable adapting to a constantly changing environment.   

You will bring powerful credentials to the Chief Executive’s office, to work closely alongside the Chief Executive, his Management Board, our Leader and Cabinet and a wide range of high-profile stakeholders, including external bodies across Government, business and beyond.   

It’s a busy and demanding role, so we’re looking for a pro-active, energetic individual who has a good understanding of politics and the political process, as well as previous experience of working with senior politicians. It goes without saying that you’ll be a first-class communicator with the gravitas and credibility to influence at a senior level.  You will have well developed research and organisational skills and the ability to quickly grasp issues and turn them into briefings for the Chief Executive.  You’ll also be accustomed to working flexibly on your own initiative, to work across the team and assist colleagues where necessary and to respond sensitively and imaginatively to a wide range of issues

The successful candidate will have:-

Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. 
The ability to prepare written and oral briefings under time pressure. 
Excellent political judgement. 
Excellent organisational and administrative skills and evidenced project management and monitoring capabilities and experience. 
Strong individual initiative. 
The ability to prioritise a stretching and varied workload. 
The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a range of people. 
Flexibility and willingness to work as part of a team

If you’d like to have an informal discussion about this job, please contact Angela Cater on 020 8496 4611 or

Closing Date:            14th October 2018

Interview Date:        26th October 2018

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council